Saving the Lives of Mothers and Babies

The UWR Wa Project – Saving the Lives of Mothers and Babies

Gifty, the founder of Shea Butter Market and Michael Fountain have come together with their generosity and knowledge and have planned to raise $50,000 in order to provide public health professionals with the tools for comprehensive prenatal care including lightweight mobile transportation, a medical kit that includes portable ultrasound for the health practitioner delivering the service, and training in the use of the ultrasound probe at the Midwifery Training College for the Upper West Region at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jirapa.

I have been working along side Gifty at Shea Butter Market for a number of months now and every time I speak to her, I am more inspired to help others even more! She is truly one of the most giving people that I have ever known.

Any donation between 20.00 and 999.00 will receive a coupon for 25% off of your purchase of any 100% organic shea butter products from Shea Butter Market.

I use Shea Butter Market products every single day on my skin as well as my kids’. It is a top quality product that truly helps to moisturize and protect your skin from every day exposures and wear and tear.

Learn more about this amazing and heart warming project here:
(it only takes a few minutes out of your day to watch!)

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43 Responses to Saving the Lives of Mothers and Babies

  1. Andrea Hunter says:

    What a fantastic project to get involved in Amanda. Going to place my order now…

  2. Andrea Hunter says:

    …and contribute!!!

  3. Heidi C. says:

    This sounds like a wonderful, important cause. Thanks for spreading awareness about it!

  4. kathy downey says:

    This is a very important cause,thanks for bring this to my attention

  5. rhod says:

    Very interesting

  6. Jan says:

    Thank you so much for this information. I had to look up where Jirapa is. 🙂

  7. Elva Roberts says:

    This is amazing and compassionate work that is being done in Ghana. I knew Infant Mortality rates were high in Africa, but five times our rates is not acceptable . Thank you for this valuable information.

  8. Victoria Ess says:

    Thanks for sharing about this company. It would be great to purchase products that are good for you and for a good cause.

  9. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Every life is precious, saving the most vunerable is what we need to do

  10. Cheryl Grandy says:

    It’s good to hear about people working to make others’ lives better. Thanks for sharing about this need, this project , and the people striving to make good things happen.

  11. Ronald Gagnon says:

    Very impressed by the work being done to help the seemingly helpless

  12. Karen H says:

    Fantastic project! Impressed b the work of humanitarians

  13. MrDPrize says:

    sounds like a worthy cause


    Humanitarianism, the way we should all work

  15. MrDPrize says:

    shea butter is one of the better ingredients you can put on your skin

  16. MrDPrize says:

    hopefully they’ll raise a good amount of money

  17. ElaineB2 says:

    Thank you for letting us know about this very worthwhile project.

  18. DARLENE W says:

    saving the lives of Mother’s and babies is a worthwhile cause that at least you should take the time to read about.

  19. Darlene Schuller says:

    I had no idea about this.. what a wonderful thing.. nothing more important then educating the uneducated and helping to save the lives of our babes & moms <3

    • It is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

      • Darlene Schuller says:

        this and the clean water campaign.. can’t think of 2 causes more important honestly.

        • 🙂 I agree, Darlene – they are both SO very important! Have you been following the #cleanwater sharing going on social media this week? Will you be joining in?

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            I have been following but haven’t participated yet!

          • All of the posting and the preparation of photos has really got me thinking every time I turn on the tap!

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            My daughter did an in-class study this year for 2 weeks we had to keep track of showering/brushing/drinking.. everytime we used water. It really REALLY helped her understand the imiportance of conserving & the value of what really is a luxury but we take for granted everyday because its ‘there’ and ‘available’.. much like we do people. That little project was about 6-7 weeks before school got out,, perfect time.. she’s become my water conservationalist and doesn’t mind telling us 🙂

            I forgot to mention. we learned a lot from that project too!

          • That sounds like a FANTASTIC project! What grade was she in?

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            Grade 2! I hope they do something similar this year!! That was a real eye opener.

          • Such a GREAT project! Kids should do something like this every year. It brings so much understanding and awareness!

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            The possibilities of a project like this could apply to anything. I’d like to see them keep track of foods/electricity as well. I know when we lived in the States in Grade 4 my son did it with electricity.. he was the ‘power police’ for months! lol.

          • Gosh, Darlene – thank you so much for having this conversation with me! I think I’d like to write a blog post about this. “The Power Police” the “The Washing Warden”…what else could we think of? Parents could do this at home with their children too 🙂

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            omg I think that’s a fabulous idea!!!!! That would surely help raise awareness!! Food Fighter – Fighting for the rights of Food everywhere lmao … Hydro Hound lol

            btw thank you too, I’ve enjoyed it very much and appreciate you taking the time to converse with me <3

          • What exactly did they track for food? “Hydro Hound” LOVE!!!
            OMG I’m all over this idea, Darlene 🙂 Thank you again! Anytime you have child friendly ideas like this to share, please feel free! I LOVE this. <3

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            Food was we kept a rough estimate of how much was cooked, what was left over & saved and what was thrown out. You’d be surprised when you’re keeping track how quick you are to throw 6 mini carrots in a bowl and cover… LOL.. we learned alot about our food usage which enabled us to meal plan better. … & you will be the 1st I message if I find/learn some other cute/fun activities for kids. We made K a badge for her water project.. she wanted to be called the water witch LOL!! Kids are so funny.

          • The water witch – how cute!!! I can only imagine how upsetting it was to realize just how much food you waste. Makes you think twice, I imagine. I’m loving these ideas! Feel free to keep them coming any time.

            While you may not have a blog, any time you have an idea please feel free to share it in the comments of my blog posts (especially on my Artsy Play Wednesday posts). Any time!

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            The little projects like that are more of an eye opener for adults then children I think, long after she’s moved on to new ideals.. we’re still thinking about it lol! I will most certainly let you know <3 I don't have a blog, I much prefer writing then the whole maintaining of a blog lol

          • This is true!

            Well, if you ever feel the urge to write, I’m always open to having you write for Multi-Testing Mommy!!! You are right, the maintenance is HUGE.

          • Darlene Schuller says:

            Oh really?.. maybe you should shoot me an email.. I can direct you to some stuff I’ve written!

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